Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
It's been almost a week since my last post, I didn't mean for it to be that long. Let's start with swimming-
Hannah passed her swimming test for her silver medal! She did great. She had to do much more than just swim with her clothes on. She had to tread water for what seemed like forever, swim laps, and also save the instructor! Hannah had to throw her the life preserver ring, then pull her into shore. She did great. Who knows what she has to do for her good medal, probably swim the relay by herself (ha ha Mylese). She was so proud of herself!

She has been feeling pretty well since her visit to the doctor last week.Her biggest complaint has been her back. She had riding lessons last Monday and she did A LOT! The instructor said her lesson went very well. However, Hannah left with a sore back. She has been laying on the heating pad for several days now. It seemed to get a big better, but tonight she slid down a couple stairs and now her back hurts again. Sometimes we forget that even though she looks good, she is still very weak and gets hurt doing even minor things.

We took her urine sample in today, so we should have the results next week. Last night we got an email from Alyssa, who is the PA at Schneider's. She is Dr. Altas' assistant, and we see her quite often. We really like her and she is always a big help to us. She emailed last night asking how Hannah was doing. I gave her the good report, but of course today Hannah woke up and said "my stomach hurts" almost immediately. She wouldn't eat breakfast and came home from school at 10:30 am. I told Alyssa that every time I give her a good report, Hannah immediately has a bad day. I am going to email her now to tell her not to email us anymore (ha ha).

Other than that, all is pretty much the same craziness here. Colby's birthday was fun, can't believe she's 12 now. My lyme disease seems to be back and Dave can barely walk now-his hip problem again. Yep, same craziness.

Thanks to everyone who has sent in their orders for luminaries for our Relay for Life team-KidsVsCancer. Hannah is up to 25 luminaries! She has asked me a couple times to start decorating them, so we'll be working on those soon. The Relay for Life leaders have asked us to speak at the opening ceremony this year! What an honor for us. After speaking about it, we have all decided to participate. Colby and Hannah will each speak, and I will speak for Dave and I. This has been a family experience and has affected us all differently.



Anonymous said...

Hey there Sweetie Pie!! You are looking pretty sharp with that beautiful silver medal around your neck. I guess when you come for your summer visit you won't have to wear your swimmies anymore!! You are getting so tall that I'll bet you can even touch the bottom and you won't be under water!!
Grampa and I are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments.
I can't wait to see your little pony tail!!
Love you.
Grampa and Gramma

Mylese said...

Great job on your swimming Hannah!!! That is quite an accomplishment. We are so glad to hear that you are having some better days. Keep up the good work!

Much love,
The Reyes Family